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10 Awesome Things To Do In Lockdown This Weekend

By Amanda Gunn
21st Oct 2021

Melbourne, you’ve done it. We are finally lockdown free. This week is filled with lots of groovy things—and they’re in person too. If you are excited to get out, why not join a basketball competition or score yourself some free Aperols. We also have included a BBQ at the Tan, a puppy pub crawl and some art events to keep you busy. 

Celebrate the end of lockdown and check out what’s on this weekend in Melbourne. 

Morning Market X Baker Bleu  

If there’s something Melbourne has been doing well recently, it is sandwiches. So, the Morning Market and Baker Bleu team have jumped on that bandwagon. The sanga is filled with king prawns, capers, horseradish mayonnaise, pickled shallots, cucumber and cos from Morning Market and served in a Baker Bleu’s ciabatta roll. With a sanga like that, we totally get around this collaboration. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Sunday 24 October   
Where: Fitzroy and Prahran locations
For more information, click here.

Rainbow Vaccination Week   

If you’re yet to be vaxxed or looking to get your second dose, multiple LGBTIQA+ organisations are helping support those in the rainbow community to get fully vaccinated. This weekend there will be a range of queer-friendly pop-up clinics where you can get your jab. The clinics will also answer any questions and provide info about anything vaccine-related. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Sunday 24 October   
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Sip On A Free Aperol Spritz

There’s no greater way to celebrate easing restrictions and the warmer weather than by sharing a cocktail with your mates. And it’s even sweeter if said cocktail is free. That’s right, the legends at Aperol are slinging 100,000 free Aperol Spritzes this weekend. Simply order a pair of Aperol Spritz to share with a friend at your fave bar or restaurant, and Aperol will cover the cost of one of them up to the value of $20. Picnic-goers, or those that prefer to enjoy a refreshing Spritz at home, can purchase two Aperol Spritz Ready to Serve packs from a bottle shop and redeem one of the packs up to the value of $24. To score your free cocktail, simply register here

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: Wherever you're drinking and dining
For more information, click here.

NGV | History In The Making  

The NGV is showcasing ‘History In The Making’ which is a curation of contemporary design that explores the origins of different materials. Unpacking the history behind design, the exhibition explores a combination of art forms and objects. There is also a large focus on how the relationship between natural and synthetic materials underpins a range of social processes.  

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times 
Where: Online
For more information, click here

Atong Atem’s Outdoor Living 

The city’s Hanover House has been brought to life by rising star and artist Atong Atem. Her new ‘Outdoor Living’ exhibition is inspired by her archive of vintage European wallpapers and native flowers. It is a combination of paint and LED that is one of the first of its kind. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now        
Where: Hanover House, 158 City Road, Southbank
For more information, click here.

Vue de monde BBQ   

Vue de monde is taking over the Royal Botanical Gardens and hosting a BBQ to satisfy all your picnic needs.  This Sunday they are serving up fresh crab snags, oysters, lamingtons and other tasty bites. A pop-up cellar is also pouring beverages for you to enjoy. The Vue de Monde team will be grilling food until they sell out, so get in quick to avoid missing out. 

THE DETAILS:

When: 11am, Sunday 24 October  
Where: Southern Cross Lawn, Royal Botanical Gardens 
For more information, click here.

Free Seltzers | Bodriggy Brewing 

Lockdown is finally over and it’s time to get on the beers. Well, in this case, seltzers. In celebration of their latest Iggy Seltzers, the Bodriggy Brewing round-robin team is popping up at parks to give away free drinks. Flavours include white peach and cherry or passionfruit, mango and pineapple—making them the perfect beverage to enjoy in the sun. Head to their IG to see where they’ll pop up next. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Sunday 24 October  
Where: Online
For more information, click here

Environmental Film Festival Australia  

The Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA) is currently streaming and it is packed with groundbreaking films. The festival is a showcase of cinema, short films and documentaries that explore the relationship between humans and their environment. Looking at the importance of environmental issues, the festival also runs a variety of talks and other programs to inspire you. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Sunday 14 November  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

 

The Great Fed Square Heist  

While we have been stuck at home, Fed Square has constructed an online treasure hunt with plenty on the line. Virtually navigate your way around Fed Square and follow clues to help you find the hidden goods. The best part is if you complete the game within the time limit, you go into the running to win a prize pack worth over $800—including a Nintendo Switch, $200 dining voucher and $100 JB Hi-Fi Voucher.  

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Friday 29 October   
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Good Gnocchi Meatball Subs

Casual northside pasta haunt, Good Gnocchi, is slinging takeaway meatball subs all weekend along with takeaway cocktails for those who didn't get themselves together and book anything for the first weekend open. Good on you, Good Gnocchi. They're also doing walk-ins at lunch so you might just get lucky.

The Details

When: Saturday 23 October and Sunday 24 October
Where: Good Gnocchi, 797 Nicholson Street, Carlton North 
For more information, click here.

 

Check out everything else happening in Melbourne here.
 
Image credit: Unsplash

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